Healthy Kids Archive: October, 2012

The words that help bullied kids

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What did one in seven girls and one in six boys have in common in a new Canadian study? These 10-year-olds got bullied several times a week... Read more

Teen volunteering has healthy consequences

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By Rima Himelstein, M.D. “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that... Read more

Five smarter ways to nurture reading

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by Sari Harrar Every parent knows the drill for encouraging kids to love reading - surround them with books, read to them, let them see you... Read more

Violence, stress and children's health

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by Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Multiple studies show that when children witness or - even worse - are personally assaulted, there are long-term consequences... Read more

How to Raise a Fit Kid-- Without Sit-Ups

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By Sari Harrar Nearly one-third of American kids are seriously out of shape-- but the tests schools currently use to check physical fitness... Read more